World Trade Center of The Americas is requesting approval again from the Federal Aviation Administration for a building height of nearly 1000 feet.
The project is slated to replace a Holiday Inn at 340 Biscayne Boulevard. It is sometimes called ITC Miami.
In 2015, Regalia Developers Inc. obtained FAA approval for a tower to be built at 969 feet above ground, or 980 feet above sea level. Extensions were applied for in 2017 and again in August 2018, but the FAA told Regalia that only one extension is permitted, and a new application would be required.
On August 17, Regalia applied for a new approval at exactly the same height as approved in 2015 – 980 feet above ground. Review is underway.
The project site is next door to the 94-story Waldorf Astoria Hotel & Residences project, which is approved at 1,049 feet above ground.
World Trade Center of the Americas is approved by the city as a 77-story tower with 400 residential units, 100 hotel rooms, 246,529 square feet of office space, and 516 parking spaces. Arquitectonica is the architect.